London haberdasher John Hetherington nearly caused a riot when he wore the first tophat into the Strand on Jan. 15, 1797: An excited throng gathered about the owner and the crowd soon increased to such a dangerous extent that the authorities had to interfere. The next morning the daring haberdasher was brought before the Lord Mayor charged with ‘walking down a public highway wearing upon his head a tall structure having a shining lustre calculated to alarm
When the first top hat was worn by the haberdasher John Hetherington in it caused a near riot. According to a newspaper account, “passersby.
The top hat caused a riot the first time it was seen on the streets of London. The perpetrating "haberdasher" was John Hetherington, the hat's designer, who first adorned the style publicly in 1797. According to a contemporary newspaper account, passersby panicked at the sight and ran in terror. Hetherington was hauled into court for wearing "a tall structure having a shining luster calculated to frighten timid people." He was fined £500. By the 1880's, the top hat...
The top hat was created by John Hetherington, a London haberdasher, in He was fined the first time he wore his new creation for causing a disturbance!
Kirkby through the years
Senior resource technician Mr John Hetherington adjusts the transmitter on the roof of Kirkby College. 17th January 1984.
The Top Hat Riot of 1797 The top hat was invented by John Hetherington, a haberdasher of the Strand, London. What he called a “silk hat” was a variation on the standard male riding hat of the day, and made from beaver covered in silk. On the first...
The Huddersfield Chronicle reported that John Hetherington wore the first top hat on this day in The article stated that he was arrested for breach of the peace after ‘several women fainted at the unusual sight’
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 13, 2014) Lt. Cmdr. Shane Jones, from Toledo, Ohio, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue unit, pilots an MH-60S Knighthawk above the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Nimitz is underway hosting friends and family day, an event where nearly 400 civilian guests joined the ship's crew for a special one-day underway. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington)
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (Feb. 18, 2014) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Justin Kaplan, from Portland, Ore., searches Gunner's Mate 1st Class Lauren Needham, from Orcas Island, Wash., during the security exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS). Exercise Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield is an annual exercise that assesses the readiness of Navy security personnel to respond to threats located on naval installations and individual units. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Comm Spec 2nd Class John Hetherington)